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Morning Links: Umbrella Movement Edition

An Occupy protest in Hong Kong.  COURTESY VINCENT YU/ASSOCIATED PRESS

An Occupy protest in Hong Kong in September 2014.

COURTESY VINCENT YU/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Umbrella Movement, a pro-democracy movement, is inspiring art in Hong Kong. [The Art Newspaper]

Tourism at art museums and galleries in the UK has increased by 7 percent since 2013. [The Art Newspaper]

Madison Square Garden Co. CEO Tad Smith has been tapped to lead Sotheby’s. [The Wall Street Journal]

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has received a multimillion-dollar gift of almost 700 paintings, ceramics and other objects. [Minnesota Public Radio News]

A Robert Hatfield Ellsworth sale “put a giant exclamation point on Asia Week,” according to the New York Times. [The New York Times]

Kanye West will be receiving an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago. [Billboard]

Kate Sutton reports on the Art+Practice launch and Edgar Arceneaux screening. [Artforum]

Billionaire art collector Steve Cohen, one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers, has become the  catalyst in an alleged international art fraud involving a Modigliani painting and art dealer Yves Bouvier. [NY Post]

Casey Jenkins will be selling herself as art in a performance piece called Body of Work, beginning March 20. [The Guardian]

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